Confident Harry

Harry trusts his instincts under the influence of Felix Felicis

Extract from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

by J.K. Rowling

He got to his feet smiling, brimful of confidence.

‘Excellent,’ he said. ‘Really excellent. Right ... I’m going down to Hagrid’s.’

‘What?’ said Ron and Hermione together, looking aghast.

‘No, Harry – you’ve got to go and see Slughorn, remember?’ said Hermione.

‘No,’ said Harry confidently. ‘I’m going to Hagrid’s, I’ve got a good feeling about going to Hagrid’s.’

‘You’ve got a good feeling about burying a giant spider?’ asked Ron, looking stunned.

‘Yeah,’ said Harry, pulling his Invisibility Cloak out of his bag. ‘I feel like it’s the place to be tonight, you know what I mean?’

‘No,’ said Ron and Hermione together, both looking positively alarmed now.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling